Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum and Michigan’s Great Southwest Strategic Leadership Council are hosting a free workshop for Southwest Michigan municipalities, schools, and health care facilities to learn skills and practices that will support the planning and implementation of clean energy and energy waste reduction programs.

The workshop series is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy and the Michigan Agency for Energy through the Michigan Energy Office.

Registration is closed.


Compared to private and residential sectors, municipalities, schools, and hospitals generally invest less in energy waste reduction and renewable energy initiatives due to unique financial and time constraints. A community energy management approach can free up capital to reinvest in future projects, reduce or eliminate large variable costs that public organizations face, and help organizations better manage financial resources for the benefit of constituents, patients, and students. Robust community energy management makes organizations more resilient, nimble, and proactive in a changing landscape.

Facilitated by John Kinch, Executive Director of Michigan Energy Options, the workshop will introduce attendees to benchmarking, revolving and energy fund establishment, and project financing. The workshop will also provide access to technical assistance and coaching, and for qualified applicants, continued one-on-one consulting on the development of energy projects.

DocumentCommunity Energy Workshop
Wednesday, March 21
10 am to 11:30 am
Whirlpool Global Headquarters
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Free for SW Michigan Municipalities, Schools, and Health Care Facilities